This year has been pretty big for the local automotive industry, and we’ve seen some important launches throughout 2021. One of the most recent ones being the new Nissan Patrol.
Despite the delayed arrival, this is literally Nissan Philippines’ (NPI) biggest introduction of the year. We have yet to try the new Patrol out, though. So until we can get behind the wheel of the updated full-size SUV, we’ll have to settle with the next best thing: a spec-sheet brawl with competitors in the segment. For this one, we pit the Nissan against its long-standing rival, the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The all-new Land Cruiser, or the LC300, also landed in our market this year. It received a much bigger overhaul than the Patrol, making this one a very interesting bout—let’s get on with it.
Performance-wise, there are a lot of differences here. On one hand, we have the Patrol and its familiar 5.6-liter gasoline V8 that churns out 400hp and 560Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It features a 4x4 drivetrain.
On the other, we have the LC300 and its all-new 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel V6. It’s significantly smaller and has fewer cylinders than the Patrol’s engine. It falls behind with only 302hp on tap, but it’s got much more torque on offer with a maximum output of 700Nm. This turbodiesel is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and also features a 4x4 setup.
These SUVs have all the bells and whistles as well. Both are equipped with advanced safety tech like forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. The two even have similarly sized 12.3-inch touchscreen displays, only Nissan’s is paired with a 13-speaker Bose sound system and Toyota’s has a 14-speaker JBL setup.
As for the prices, the difference between the two is pretty huge. As of this writing, the 2022 Nissan Patrol stickers for P4,548,000, while the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser sells for P5,642,000. You can buy a Vios or an Almera with that price difference. Or almost 20,000 liters of gasoline, depending on the prevailing fuel price.
Will the price tag be a deciding factor here, or will it be the diesel and gasoline engines? You tell us. You can check out more specs below. As always, don’t forget to tell us your pick through the survey that follows.
Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8
Land Cruiser ZX
|Price (Philippine Peso)||P4,548,000||P5,642,000|
|Engine setup||5.6-liter gasoline V8||3.3-liter twin turbo diesel V6|
|Transmission||7-speed automatic||10-speed automatic|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||140||-|
|Brakes (front/rear)||ventilated discs||ventilated discs|
|Wheels||20-inch alloys||20-inch alloys|
|Tires||275/60 R20||265/55 R20|
|Front suspension||independent double wishbone||independent double wishbone|
|Rear suspension||independent double wishbone||multi-link (adaptive variable suspension)|
|Tilt/Telescopic steering wheel adjustment||power adjustment + memory||power adjustment + memory|
|Infotainment system||12.3-inch touchscreen, 13-speaker Bose setup||12.3-inch touchscreen, 14-speaker JBL setup|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||wireless/yes||yes/yes|
|Smart keyless entry||yes||yes|
|Automatic climate control||yes (three-zone)||yes (four-zone)|
|ABS w/ electronic brakeforce distribution||yes||yes|
|Electronic stability control||yes||yes|
|Automatic emergency braking||yes||yes|
|Rear cross-traffic alert||yes||no|
|Parking assist||360-degree-view monitor with clearance sonars||360-degree-view monitor with clearance sonars|
|Dimensions (mm)||5,270 x 1,995 x 1,955||5,130 x 1,980 x 1,945|